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Modern days Pu-erh tea terroirs

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In the 300 years following the late Ming dynasty, the Six ancient tea mountains in Yunnan experienced major ups and downs. They were due to the change of times in China and the neighboring countries that purchased tea from the mainland. Slowly, the focus of tea production has shifted to the new Six major tea mountains. 

In this article,
 we'll witness how the main Pu-erh tea production areas transformed over time, and how that impacts their terroirs. (Read more)

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Tea with friends: Vincent and the world's first tea app

Posted by Boyka Mihaylova on

In this chapter of "Tea with friends: the story of..." we sit down to chat with Vincent Liu. A startup entrepreneur, Vincent has returned from the US, where he finished his education, back to his roots in China to follow his newfound passion for Chinese tea. 

During the process, he managed to tour several famous tea-producing regions, introduce local artisan teas to the public, and create the world's first tea app! (Read more)

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The Story Of Raw Pu Erh Tea From Myanmar

Posted by Angelina Kurganska on

Many tea enthusiasts wouldn't consider pu-erh which is not grown and produced in Yunnan, China, to actually be pu-erh tea. We could argue that this topic requires more examination. After taking into account the geographical location of Yunnan and neighboring countries, as well as political discrepancies, we can consider the pu-erh from Guo Gan, Myanmar, to actually be called pu-erh tea. If nothing else, it is a truly aromatic, floral, and sweet tea worth the time of any pu-erh lover! (Read more)

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About Wild Tea & Ancient Trees

Posted by Misha Gulko on

In the modern-day tea world, “wild tea trees” are a huge debate. There has been an increasing number of tea vendors that use the mystic appeal of wild tea trees as a marketing ploy. Thus more tea enthusiasts start to believe that these teas are not exactly authentic.  

The majority of ancient tea trees grown in China’s Yunnan province. Yes, the pu-erh region! 

Since they are not cultivated, they can stretch anywhere from 5 up to 10 meters in height, which makes the tea leaves challenging to harvest. (Read more)

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